Department of Computer Science, National Chiao-Tung University

ILE5242 Video Compression

Ÿ   Time of Offering: Spring Term, 2009

Ÿ   Level: Graduate Students

Ÿ   Prerequisites: The recommended prerequisites are to have taken at least one of Source Coding, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, and Random Process, or prior experience with image or video processing and compression.

Ÿ   Course Instructor

­         Wen-Hsiao Peng (彭文孝), Ph.D

­         E-mail:

­         Office: EC431 (工三館 431)

­         Phone: Ext56625

­         Lab: Multimedia Architecture and Processing Laboratory (MAPL)

­         URL:

Ÿ   Course Homepage


Ÿ   Lectures

­         The course meets on Mondays from 10:10am to 12:00pm and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 9:50am, in EC 122.

Ÿ   Course Outline

­         Introduction to Digital Video

·     Human Visual Systems

·     Video Formats, Representations, and Quality

·     Video Compression Standards

­         Video Compression: Concepts and Techniques

·     Predictive Coding

·     Transform Coding

·     Scalar and Vector Quantization

·     Rate-Distortion Optimization

­         Fundamentals of Source Coding

·     Lossless Coding

·     Binary Encoding

·     Rate-Distortion Theory (optional)

­         Video Compression Standards

·     MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC

·     Scalable Video Coding (Scalable Extension of H.264/AVC)

­         Advanced Topics (optional)

·     Video Sampling Rate Conversion: De-interlacing

·     Multiple Description Coding (MDC)

·     Wyner-Ziv Video Coding

·     Key Technology Area (KTA)

Ÿ   Lecture Notes

­         Lecture Notes (Downloadable from the course web page)

Ÿ   Reference

­         N.S. Jayant and P. Noll, Digital Coding of Waveforms: Principles and Applications to Speech and Video, Prentice-Hall, 1984. (ISBN 0-13-211913-7)

­         Y. Wang, J. Ostermann, and Y.-Q. Zhang, Video Processing and Communications, Prentice-Hall, 2002. (ISBN 0-13-017547-1)

­         Iain E. G. Richardson, H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression: Video Coding for Next Generation Multimedia, Wiley, 1st Edition, 2003. (ISBN: 0470848375)

Ÿ   Grading Policy

­         20% Take-home written examination

­         40% Homeworks

·     C/C++ based computer simulations.

·     Should be done individually, but discussions are encouraged.

­         40% Final Project

·     Work individually or as part of a team of 2-3 students.

·     A list of suggested topics will be provided.

Ÿ   Office Hours

­         Monday/Wednesday after class in Engineering Building III Room 431.

­         Other time slots are also possible by appointments beforehand.

Ÿ   Teaching Assistant

­         詹家欣

­         TEL: ext59286

­         陳俊吉

­         TEL: ext59287

Ÿ   Miscellaneous

­         4/20~4/24 Attend MPEG Meeting in Maui, HI, USA